Man and woman are tempted by a very modern notion: “independence”. They don't want to depend on God, their creator. They want to make their own laws without respectfor the laws God instituted in creation. Does this ring any bells?
Isn’t it exactly what society tells us today? We want to be “self-made men and women” owing nothing to anyone but our own selves. We defy God’s natural laws without caring for the chaos that follows. Our world tells us that autonomy is a good thing; however, we need to be aware that we are all interdependent and most of all that we depend on our Creator for everything. This fruit’s name could also be PRIDE.